Lottery seller held over fraud case
An online lottery vendor wanted by police for allegedly causing financial damage worth 500 million baht to over 50 customers turned herself in at the Provincial Police Region 2 office in Chon Buri province yesterday.
The suspect, identified as Jitra Yothapirom, 30, from Khlong Yai district in Trat, surrendered after a warrant for her arrest was issued by the Trat Provincial Court, said Pol Lt Gen Roy Ingkapairoj, assistant national police chief and also acting chief of the regional office.
Pol Lt Gen Roy said so far over 50 people accusing Ms Jitra of fraud have filed complaints against her with police in Trat and Chon Buri.
He said 20 people complained that they lost a total of 10 million baht after she failed to deliver the tickets they bought from her online.
Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk, national police chief, was informed of the case due to the hefty financial damage, Pol Lt Gen Roy said, noting that the chief ordered local police to speed up their investigation into the case until all suspects involved are arrested.
However, the suspect chose to turn herself in.
A police source said her customers were businessmen, naval officers and senior police officers in the eastern region.